Local Politics, Global Impacts: Steps to a Multi-Disciplinary Analysis of Scales
The University of Chicago and the French Development Agency announce a conference to be held in Paris on 14-15 June, 2012, devoted to exploring concerns about global impacts of local politics and power relations and helping scholars to exchange concepts, research designs, methods and professional networks.
Papers should investigate how local interest games generate international consequences, through what channels and mechanisms - and whether current forms of international cooperation and global governance regimes are well or ill-adapted to these challenges. Possible research subjects may include, but are not limited to, the epistemology of scale analysis, climate change, environmental protection, global health, food security, financial crisis, international security and social violence.
The organisers welcome contributions from all fields of the social sciences, including economics, anthropology, political science, geography, philosophy or sociology.